Fairfield hosts COVID booster clinics and more

The Department of Health in Fairfield hosts bivalent COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Pfizer will be served from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities Lounge at 100 Mona Terrace.


Our Moderna will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and October 7 at the Public Health Nursing Office, the white mobile device behind the Senior Center at 100 Mona Terrace.

Individuals eligible for a booster who received the initial Modena or Pfizer series of vaccines, received a booster dose at least 2 months prior and were over 18 years of age on Moderna or 12 for Pfizer.

Appointments are required through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Management System website.

Anyone having difficulty logging into their VAMS account can call the Fairfield Vaccine and COVID Call Center at 203-256-3082, and anyone can help the person schedule an appointment.

The call center is available to residents on Mondays and Fridays.

All individuals must wear a face covering regardless of their vaccination status.

Kwik Center CEO performs “Nihanda” for the first time

Peter van Heerden, Executive Director of the Express Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, will make his first appearance at 6 p.m. on September 23 in an action-based screening of “Nihanda.”

Van Heerden will depict The Empire in the performance, which is based on the court case, Queen v. Nehanda, from 1898 between two monarchs, Nehanda, and Queen Victoria, whose reign saw the rise and extension of the British. empire.

“Nihanda” is a show in which different chants and musical elements fuse together in a work that explores both the myths of Zimbabwe and its colonial past. It was created as African opera by New York-based Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Shebaumer.

The show lasts five and a half hours.

Friday’s show will be the first time that “Nihanda” will be performed in full on an evening.

Tickets are $30, or $20 for Center members.

Visit https://quickcenter.com to purchase tickets or for more information, or call the box office at 203-254-4010 noon to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

The accordion orchestra will perform at the Pequot Library

The Connecticut Accordion League’s “Not Just Polkas: The Accordion Can Do It All,” the accordion orchestra will perform in concert from 2-4 p.m. October 7 at Pequot Library, at 720 Pequot Ave. in Southport.

It will feature classic, jazz, Broadway and movie themes.

Admission is $10. Children 12 years old or younger are free.

Register online at https://www.pequotlibrary.org, or pay at the door.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Receive Grant

Fairfield Museum and History Center has received $3,750 for its upcoming exhibition, The Road to Crowded City: Richard Scarry’s Life in Fairfield County.

It was one of nine express scholarships awarded by the Connecticut College of the Humanities.

A food campaign to support Operation Hope

Connecticut’s special ukulele band, CUkes, will play as people drop donations during “Really Big Food Drive” for Operation Hope from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sherman Green, on the corner of Reef Road and Post Road in Fairfield.

It is organized by a group of Fairfield residents.

Items to be collected include: cash donations, gift cards, canned fruits, chili, honey, jelly peanut butter, clam soup, juice boxes, ground coffee, syrup, hot chocolate mix, cookies, pancake mix, paper towels, Body lotion, shampoo, tissues, toilet paper, tissues, and canned dog food.

Fairfield residents Helen Daly, Heather Dobrowsky and Alexis Harrison started weekly community food campaigns in March 2020 in response to the massive demand faced by local food stores and agencies after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

The trio has set up 33 food campaigns, and each fall, it hosts a “Really Big Food Engine” to benefit Operation Hope.

Visit https://operationhopect.org/donate to donate online.

A brass band performing at Trinity Episcopal Church

Canadian Brass will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on September 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church, at 651 Pequot Ave. in Southport.

The offer is open to all. No church affiliation is required.

Tickets range from $50 to $100 per person and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com.

The show is the latest in the church’s “Music Under the Spire” series.

Canadian Brass has over 130 albums and has toured the world.

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